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DYING SPEECH OF AN OLD PHILOSOPHER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I strove with none, for none was worth my strife
Last Line: It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Variant Title(s): Fire Of Life;the Dying Fire;the End;epigram;finis;introduction To The Last Fruit Off Old Tree;envoi;on His Seventy-fifth Birthday;farewell;on Himself
Subject(s): Death; Life Change Events; Old Age; Dead, The


I strove with none, for none was worth my strife;
Nature I love, and next to Nature, Art;
I warmed both hands before the fire of life, --
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.




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